Karachi Kings is a professional T20 cricket franchise that competes in Pakistan Super League. Kings have announced their 16 men squad for the upcoming cricket season PSL 2020. Karachi Kings is the most expansive franchise of the tournament and representing the largest city of Pakistan. Karachi Kings Squad 2020 – Imad Wasim to lead Kings Squad PSL 5 along with experienced batting, all-rounders, and bowling unit. Babar Azam is the leading run-scorer for Karachi Kings, while Mohammad Amir is the leading Wicket taker.
Karachi Kings picked up five international players from PSL 2020 Draft, such as Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Cameron Delport, Dan Lawrence, and Liam Plunkett. Kings PSL 5 squad mainly consist of all-rounders make their way to the next edition of the tournament. The team equipped with limited over specialist batsman, all-rounders, and bowlers, which make a perfect combination.
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The franchise has retained few players from PSL 4 Kings squad, such as Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Iftikhar Ahmad, and Aamir Yamin. Kings brought some changes in their bowling unit by bringing English figure Liam Plunkett to their lineup. The team has only debutant player Arshad Iqbal who recently made his debut in List A cricket for WAPDA Team.
Babar Azam – Alex Hales – Sharjeel Khan – Cameron Delport – Dan Lawrence
Karachi King’s batting line is undoubtedly active with the inclusion of star batsman Babar Azam, Alex Hales, and Cameron Delport. The team has many other options, which probably will be handy in top orders, middle order, and last positions. Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan will likely open the batting for Kings, whether batting first or chasing the total. Karachi Kings Squad 2020 – Best batting combination at all positions.
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At the top of the order, Alex Hales and Cameron Delport owe a responsibility to build innings for Karachi Kings. Hales is named as the key player for Kings in the next cricket season for his experience in limited over cricket. He has played all cricket leagues across the globe and recently had fantastic English County Championship season. Delport bats at number 4 position who can love to stay on crease maximum time and maintain a smoothly strike rate.
Sharjeel Khan has played two seasons of Pakistan Super League earlier but banned for two years and now back in the squad. He has been outstanding with his bat and scored a century for Islamabad United during the first season of PSL. Sharjeel Khan is an essential figure for Kings to open the batting – he loves to free his arms in early overs and use powerplay correctly. Dan Lawrence is another option for Kings to utilized as opener batsman.
Imad Wasim – Iftikhar Ahmed – Chris Jordan – Umaid Asif
Karachi Kings Squad 2020 – have four all-rounders and one of the best mergers of this stream. All these all-rounders have plenty of experience in playing limited-overs crickets. Imad Wasim is a renowned batting all-rounder who came up with his different bowling and elegant batting style. He has been outstanding throughout his limited over cricket career from National T20 Cup to any domestic such tournament.
English all-rounder Chris Jordan joined Kings squad for the 5th season of Pakistan Super League. Jordan have years of experience in playing Twenty20 cricket as he represented many franchises in a different tournament. Jordan made his debut in PSL for Peshawar Zalmi and retained by the franchise for three seasons. He is an excellent all-rounder who played crucial innings for Zalmi and won games for his team in the previous season.
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Iftikhar Ahmed made his debut in Pakistan Super League for Peshawar Zalmi and has been fantastic with his bat and ball. He is right-handed batting all-rounders and right-arm off-break bowler. Iftikhar recently made his T20I cricket debut for his national side as Pakistan tour of Australia 2019. He played an essential inning for Pakistan National side during the 3rd T20I between both teams.
Aamir Yamin is another batting all-rounder in Kings PSL 5 squad who played all seasons of the tournament. He made his debut in Pakistan Super League 2016 for Peshawar Zalmi and than played the next two seasons for Lahore Qalandars. Aamir contracted by Karachi Kings in PSL 2019 and retained by the franchise for this season as well.
Muhammad Rizwan is a wicket-keeper batsman to play PSL 5 for Karachi Kings. Rizwan played the first two seasons of Pakistan Super League for Lahore Qalandars than switched to Kings squad in PSL 3. He recently gave outstanding performances in National T20 Cup, a domestic limited over the tournament. Rizwan bats at number 6 for Karachi Kings and undoubtedly will play an important role with his bat and wicket-keeping skills for Kings.
Mohammad Amir – Liam Plunkett – Umaid Asif – Usama Mir – Umer Khan – Arshad Iqbal – Ali Khan
Karachi Kings have seven bowlers in their 18 men squad for the next cricket season. Four pace bowlers and three spin bowlers except for three all-rounders options. Mohammad Amir and Liam Plunkett to lead the side as striker bowlers for Kings to hold the game at the start. Amir is a left-arm pace bowler who made played the very first season fo the tournament for Karachi Kings and retained by the franchise in all tournament seasons.
Liam Plunkett is another great bowler with excellent bowling stats in Test, ODI, and T20I cricket. He is limited over specialist bowlers who had remarkable performances in English County Championship. Plunkett is the leading bowler in King’s squad who can make a difference while pairing with Amir in the powerplay bowling spell. Plunkett to make his debut in Pakistan Super League for Karachi Kings in PSL2020.
Umaid Asif made his debut in PSL for Peshawar Zalmi during the second edition of the tournament. He was retained by the franchise for the next two seasons and now contracted to Karachi Kings for PSL 5. Umaid is a right-arm medium-fast bowler with a right-handed batting style. He could play an essential role in Kings with his bat and ball as well.
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Kings have five other bowlers but inexperienced who didn’t play too much-limited cricket except for Usama Mir. He has performed all seasons of Pakistan Super League for Karachi Kings and made his debut in the first season of the tournament. Umar Khan, Arshad Iqbal and Ali Khan are to play this season for Kings, and it’s too early to say something about their performances.